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Understanding 21st century America.

The American Prison System

The American Prison System, capitalism out of control. It’s big of course but did you realise just how big. Prison costs the US taxpayer $77 billion every year. That’s bigger than the turnover of 133 sovereign countries. 65 million Americans … Continue reading

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First Impressions, Washington State

A US Odyssey – First Impressions….. Washington State – As I work my way south from the Canadian border a first impression begins to form. At first there seems to be no real difference, I could still be in Canada. After … Continue reading

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Northern Washington State – Border Country

  A US Odyssey – First Impressions….. Washington State – As I work my way south from the Canadian border a first impression begins to form. At first there is no real difference, I could still be in Canada. After … Continue reading

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What do American Pie’s lyrics really mean?

What do American Pie’s lyrics really mean? “Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry” I had no idea that this American cultural gem had sunk so deeply into my unconscious. It reminds me of my youth, … Continue reading

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The Arms Race in Space

An interesting insight into America’s weapons capability in space but also a difficult moral dilemma. Is it morally acceptable to dominate space in the national interest and at the expense of other nations? America is much more advanced than any … Continue reading

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A US Odyssey – In the beginning

     A US Odyssey – In the beginning America is big, no doubt but it’s also incredibly diverse and complicated. So where to begin our Odyssey? Well the beginning is always a good place to start and America is … Continue reading

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A US Odyssey – Understanding 21st Century America

The world is fascinated by the United States of America. It may be a love hate relationship but as arguably the last, greatest superpower nobody can deny the extent of America’s influence on the world. Everybody has an opinion about … Continue reading

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